Sunday, October 4, 2009

And So I Watch You From Afar: And So I Watch You From Afar

Artist: And So I Watch You From Afar
Album: And So I Watch You From Afar
Date Released: April 2009
Genre: post-rock
Rating: 9.1

: Hailing from Northern Ireland, And So I Watch You From Afar (aka ASIWYFA) pound out high-energy guitar driven instrumental post-rock that combines the sonic sophistication of Explosions In The Sky and Mogwai, the heaviness of Pelican and the melodic/rhythmic complexity of Battles. But to say this band is derivative would be grossly unfair -- ASIWYFA is their own band with a sound that's distinctly their own.

And So I Watch You From Afar
is an embarrassment of riches, an album littered with powerful riffs, mind-bending grooves, virtuosic performances and intricate arrangements. Likely the best post-rock release of 2009. Track highlights include "Set Guitars to Kill", "I Capture Castles," and "Clench Fists, Grit Teeth...GO!"


  1. Worth pointing out that the whole album is on spotify. Bloody awesome!

  2. I love this fucking album, Cant get enough. Its is epic. Best shit I have ever heard in my life period. Artistic and Innovative shit. Cant wait till you guys tour in the states. This is the type of shit dreams are made of. Great stuff guys.

  3. In the US, patiently waiting for Spotify! Thanks for reminder on this album though....have a couple of tracks from comps but need to hear the full expanse of it all. Cheers.

  4. Good album... top ten for 09? Not so sure.